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2016 Baseball Pictures Page 1

2015 Baseball Pictures Page 1 Page 2

2014 Baseball Pictures Page 1 Page 2

Past Coaches:
 

Pitching Coaches:
Will Startup - Detroit Tigers Organization
John Gant- St Louis Cardinals
Taylor Whitenton - NY Mets
Sean Reeder - Marshall University
Damian Moss - Atlanta Braves
Andy McGaffigan - 12 years in MLB

Hitting Coaches:
Daniel Murphy - Washington Nationals
Kevin Russell - Savannah Bombers
Andy Burress - Cincinnatti Reds Organization
Sean Dixon - Naturalhitting.com
Mike Hessman - Minor League Homerun King
Tony Miner - Cleveland Indians Organization

Catching Coaches:
Don McConnell - Utilityman
Daniel Mills - University of SC Beaufort
Bill Fielitz - St. Louis Cardinals Organization
Joe Shinall - Savannah Giants
Scott Gladin - #1 Braves Fan

Base Running:
Tristan Triplett - University of SC Beaufort
Ric Smith - Woffard College
Fred Hamilton - Bluffton Eagles

Teaching Speed:
JoJo Jones - NFL Europe Veteran
Priscilla Westfield - US Army
Josh Mallard - UGA and NFL
James Barnes - Sycamore Church Speedster
David Westfield - US Army

Infield Coaches:
Wade Rowdon - Former MLB player
Ben Rowdon - Stetson University
Howard Griffin - The Sycamore Church
Luke Smith - Benedictine Military School

Outfield Coaches:
Rodney Hennon - Georgia Southern Univ. Head Coach
Daniel Melvin - Savannah White Sox
Ryan Rockwell - Coastal Hurricanes
Darrell Ceciliani - Toronto Blue Jays
TJ Lonon - Savannah State University
Zeke Frazier - Bluffton Eagles

Master Pastor in the dugout:
Dusty Reynolds - Pastor, The Sycamore Church

Bullpen Catchers:
Austin Cobb - Coastal Hurricanes
Shane Moore - Coastal Hurricanes

Wade Rowden Coach Wade Rowdon


Wade played parts of 5 seasons for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles. He played for Pete Rose and with Cal Ripken Jr.
Wade's testimony:
"Hello, my name is Wade Rowdon and I played in the Big leagues for the Reds, Cubs and Orioles as well as two years in Japan. I would like to offer some comments on the Sycamore Church Baseball Camp that takes place in November.

It is one of my favorite events to do as I have participated for more than a decade. It is not often that events like this are done out of a sincere heart for the community. Baseball and the gospel of Jesus Christ have always been a fantastic combination. The camps are very instructive and offer children of all backgrounds in the Savannah area a chance to learn the game of baseball for free. More importantly, is the Sycamore Church's concern for the souls of the children and those who attend. This is where my joy comes from, as I am given the opportunity to share what Jesus Christ has done for my life.

My life without Christ would have no meaning! But through these camps I am allowed to utilize the game of baseball to bring honor to my Savior, Jesus Christ. For a great time that is fun, instructional, and life changing through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and baseball be a part of the Sycamore Church Baseball Camp."
Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy


Washington Nationals Second Baseman and two time All Star Daniel Murphy joined us as hitting coach for the 2011 free baseball camp. He shared his testimony with us on Sunday afternoon.

Daniel was MVP of the 2015 National League Championship Series while playing for the New York Mets.

Mike Hessman Mike Hessman

Mike is the Homerun King of Minor League Baseball hitting 433 during his 19 year career. He spent parts of five seasons in the Major Leagues with the Braves, Tigers and Mets. He was also on the USA Bronze medal winning team in the 2008 Olympics. Hess retired as a player following the 2015 season and now serves as a hitting coach in the Detroit Tigers Organization.

He has served as hitting coach for us in 2010, 2012 and 2013. 
Andy Buress

Coach Andy Burress


Andy was a 6th round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 1995. He played professional baseball for seven years. He is the owner of Chain Baseball Academy's throughout Georgia

Jason Rockwell

Coach Jason Rockwell


Jason is the founder of the Sycamore at The Stadium Baseball Camp. He pitched the idea to Dusty in 2003 and the rest is history

David Koons 2007 Pitching Coach David Koons


David had a 10-9 record and a 3.87 career earned run average in 71 career games in the minor leagues until a knee injury put an end to his career in 2008.

He played most of 2007 in Savannah with the Sand Gnats posting a 1-6 record to go along with 5 saves.
John Michael Gant John Michael Gant


St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Gant.  Originally signed with New York Mets in 2011 and the Atlanta Braves picked him up in 2015.

He had a 4.86 ERA in 50 innings in the major leagues. He has a three-pitch mix with 88-94 MPH fastball, change-up and curve
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Bill Fielitz Coach Bill Fielitz


Bill has been a part of The Sycamore at The Stadium since our first camp in 2003. Bill played professionally in the St. Louis Cardinals
organization. Today he still squats behind the plate for the Savannah Reds
Dusty Reynolds Pastor Dusty Reynolds


Dusty is the founding pastor and Director of the Sycamore Church. He is a native of Savannah, GA. He is married to Audrey and they have three children: Brandon, Megan, and Logan. He has a love for children, the Lord and the great game of baseball








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